History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E4TheresNoDisgraceLikeHome

19th Apr '16 5:14:54 PM YellowYoshi398
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* IdenticalStranger: A whole family of identical strangers to the Simpsons (only much more kempt) are seen exiting Marvin Monroe's office, with the Homer lookalike even spouting Homer's old CatchPhrase. Homer takes this as a sign that Monroe knows his stuff.


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** This episode is notably the ''last'' proper appearance of Homer's CatchPhrase "Let's all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes", a RunningGag from the ''Tracey Ullman'' era. Every time the show has referenced the line since, it has been a CallBack to how [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness old and weird]] it is.
11th Dec '15 8:56:14 AM windyshadow32
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28th Nov '15 3:56:53 AM morenohijazo
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* TherapyBackfire: The episode has Homer insist the family go to a therapy session. They all blame him (although this might have been annoyance at [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness him having sold their TV to pay for it]]).
31st Oct '15 4:22:20 PM TonyG
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* ContrivedClumsiness: Bart shocks Lisa and claims that "My finger slipped." Lisa shocks him back and says "So did mine."
16th Oct '15 3:12:37 PM Psi001
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* ElectricTorture: As a last resort, Dr. Monroe hooks up the Simpsons to electrical devices that enable each member to shock the other. Monroe meant it as a form of aversion therapy, but the Simpsons just keep shocking each other indiscriminantly.

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* ElectricTorture: As a last resort, Dr. Monroe hooks up the Simpsons to electrical devices that enable each member to shock the other. Monroe meant it as a form of aversion therapy, but the Simpsons just keep shocking each other indiscriminantly.indiscriminately.
* HypocriticalHumor: More in sync with his later characterisation, the episode frequently notes a lot of the family woes Homer is embarrassed about are caused by ''him''.
14th Apr '15 6:10:39 PM morenohijazo
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* WindowWatcher: Homer takes the whole family out on a Window Watching escapade in order to demonstrate to them that their family's personal interactions aren't normal.
19th Jan '15 12:57:21 PM AlBundyFan365
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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And this must be... Brat.\\
'''Bart:''' Bart.\\
'''Homer:''' Don't correct the man, Brat.

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And this must be... Brat.\\
'''Bart:''' Bart.\\
'''Homer:'''
Brat.
-->'''Bart:''' Bart.
-->'''Homer:'''
Don't correct the man, Brat.



** This was also meant to be a ShoutOut to RonaldReagan, who would have info about people he was meeting on index cards.

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** This was also meant to be a ShoutOut to RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, who would have info about people he was meeting on index cards.cards.
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20th Oct '14 6:39:42 AM STFilmmaker
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* PapaWolf: While Homer was embarrassed by his family, he will not let anyone insult them. A drunken Barney did so, causing a barfight between them.
21st Aug '14 4:56:05 PM ChrisCmoney
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* BrickJoke: The "perfect" family that Homer idolizes at the beginning of the episode is later seen at Dr. Marvin Monroe's center all angrily looking away from each other. Looks like they weren't as good a family as Homer thought they were.
21st Aug '14 11:58:33 AM TonyG
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* AccidentalMisnaming: When Mr. Burns is greeting the Simpsons.
-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And this must be... Brat.\\
'''Bart:''' Bart.\\
'''Homer:''' Don't correct the man, Brat.


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* ElectricTorture: As a last resort, Dr. Monroe hooks up the Simpsons to electrical devices that enable each member to shock the other. Monroe meant it as a form of aversion therapy, but the Simpsons just keep shocking each other indiscriminantly.
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